Posts Tagged ‘sushi rice’

Homemade sushi time!

We had a sushi dinner at our place this weekend and had a lot of fun. It’s not hard to do if you don’t take things too seriously. Just remember it’s all about having fun! A quick stop in to our local fishmonger reeled in some great catches. We chose some nice looking tuna, salmon […]

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Sushi Profiles: Chef Yozo

There’s a great little neighborhood sushi bar and Thai restaurant called Bluefin Parkland tucked away in a quiet suburban backwater in Parkland. This is where we caught up with Chef Yozo. The venerable owner and itamai is Chef Yozo Natsui. He was born and trained in Japan, but has spent almost twenty years in South […]

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Making Sushi at Home, part 4: sushi rice

You may recall us mentioning that the rice is the most important ingredient; the heart and soul of the sushi. Preparing the sushi rice well is critical to the outcome. Apprentices used to spend the first couple of years mastering the techniques of sushi rice preparation, but you should be able to produce good sushi […]

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Making Sushi at Home, part 2: shopping

OK so you’re ready to make sushi at home, let’s get some ingredients that we’ll need to make simple rolls. Sushi rice is an absolute requirement – if your store does not have it, try another, you cannot compromise on this. Buy online if you can’t find it. I like to buy the big bags […]

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Making Sushi at home, part 1: getting started

Many people I know are afraid to make sushi at home. Or too lazy. Or they worry about food safety. It’s not that hard, and it can be downright fun and enjoyable, but it is a lot more work than just going out to eat. They key to success is to plan what you’ll make […]

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